Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Houston paper cuts local news presence

It's pretty much official now.

The Houston Chronicle doesn't give a damn about covering southern Brazoria County.

The newspaper has laid off Richard Stewart, who covered the county for the "regular" edition of the big city daily (as opposed to the pitiful weekly zoned edition that only covers Pearland.)

Mr. Stewart, a veteran journalist who's been with the Houston paper for as long as we can remember, is among a whole bunch of people who were let go at the monopoly Houston paper today. More layoffs will come down tomorrow.

We refer you to Hairballs, the blog operated by The Houston Press, for further coverage here, here, here and, yes, even here.

Best of luck and vaya con huevos to all the newspaper folks laid off.

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